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RIP Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)

  1. Jul 3, 2016 #1

    Astronuc

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    Wiesel a Holocaust survivor and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/holocaust-survivor-nobel-laureate-elie-wiesel-dies-87-235028958--abc-news-topstories.html [Broken]

    "His message is one of peace, atonement and human dignity," the statement said. "His belief that the forces fighting evil in the world can be victorious is a hard-won belief."

    http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1986/wiesel-facts.html
    http://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/?id=2028

    Peace be upon him and his family, friends and colleagues.
     
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  3. Jul 4, 2016 #2

    Larry Gopnik

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    This will sound lame, but he meant a lot to me. He (as well as Wladyslaw Szpilman) taught me what it was to be a Jew. Their writing made me finally understand the Holocaust and that I would have, in fact, been killed.
     
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